Sunday, November 25, 2007

Blair feared faith 'nutter' label

Tony Blair avoided talking about his religious views while in office for fear of being labelled "a nutter", the former prime minister has revealed.

"For me having faith was an important part of being able to do that," he said.

But while it was commonplace in the US and elsewhere for politicians to talk about their religious convictions, he added, "you talk about it in our system and, frankly, people do think you're a nutter".

... how to drag the honourable name of 'nutter' to the lowest depths.

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